Always Together but Not the Same

In my previous post I wrote about values as being transitions from one phase of life into another, that I placed in a model of development. In this post I want to write a little more about the model of mind and matter where the model of development is based upon. How the four elements relate to each…… Continue reading Always Together but Not the Same

How Matter is Influenced by Meaning

In the book ‘The Essential David Bohm’ is a chapter called Soma-significance and the Activity of Meaning, which was very interesting in how he thinks that mind and matter interact. Well, actually he says that interacting is not the way it works. And therefore the word ‘Psycho-somatic’ is not right, for explaining what he meant…… Continue reading How Matter is Influenced by Meaning

The Artist and the Scientist in Dialogue with the World

David Bohm on Art, Science and Dialogue: Artists are not just ‘expressing themself’, not just ‘pushing outward what is already formed inside of them’. The first thing the artist does is only similar in certain ways to what they have in mind. As in a conversation between two people, they see the similarity and difference,…… Continue reading The Artist and the Scientist in Dialogue with the World

Creating Something New Together

David Bohm on Dialogue: If the meaning of communication is to convey information or knowledge from one person to another, then the essence of communication is ‘to make something common’. Dialogue as a special kind of communication, is ‘to make something IN common’. Or creating something new together. But in most cases there is a…… Continue reading Creating Something New Together

Focus vs Context and Language vs Psyche

A few weeks ago I came across a blogpost about a book called The Master and his Emissary. The writer of that post thought the book was very important, maybe even the book of the century. In that same blogpost was a video with the writer of the book, Iain McGilchrist. I watched that video…… Continue reading Focus vs Context and Language vs Psyche

How to Confront Inner Conflict Instead of Ignoring it

Sometimes David Bohm says so much with one sentence, that I feel the need to take it a bit apart. It is a line in the first chapter of the book On Creativity. He describes how the mind tries to avoid contradictions. It is often too confusing or painful to stay with a certain problem,…… Continue reading How to Confront Inner Conflict Instead of Ignoring it

When the Mind is Trying to Escape the Awareness of Conflict

This post is about another block to creativity, a block that prevents us from expressing the creativity that is present in each of us. Self-sustaining confusion of the mind. This not the usual confusion, the confusion we experience if we just don’t understand something from outside. Bohm, in On Creativity, says that this self-sustaining confusion…… Continue reading When the Mind is Trying to Escape the Awareness of Conflict

The Form and Content of Thought

After I finished my previous post, one line kept buzzing in my head. ‘Mathematics is about thought, not the content of thought, but the form in which we can hold the content of thought.’ And at the same time I was searching for a picture to visualise how that could be. Sort of structures that…… Continue reading The Form and Content of Thought

Thought is about Becoming, not Being

A few weeks ago I got a book from the library that really fascinated me. And especially one chapter was so interesting that I wanted to write several blogposts about it. But while doing that, I found out that this book was an older version. And there was a more recent version that had an…… Continue reading Thought is about Becoming, not Being

Is our World Dualistic after all?

This is the third time I am going to upload the same video on this blog. The reason for that is that I think this video is extremely important. I think it gives a way out of a very old problem. The problem of choice between Monism and Dualism. It is a video of the physicist…… Continue reading Is our World Dualistic after all?

Making a Concept of the Whole

After spending a lot of time trying to understand the structure of the rheomode, the experiment of David Bohm with language, I suddenly stopped and asked myself ‘what again was the reason for him to do this experiment’? He explains that in his book ‘Wholeness and the implicate order’, but because the book is way…… Continue reading Making a Concept of the Whole

Development, Evolution and Transformation

Still discussing the transformation of consciousness, I suddenly realised something. Transformation is a word I tend to use a lot, but also a word like development. So what exactly is the difference and what is the resemblance. And also what is the difference of those two with evolution. First I will go and look up…… Continue reading Development, Evolution and Transformation

Information Exchange

A few days ago, someone on Twitter wrote about a Youtube video of an interview with David Bohm, after he had send some quotes from Bohm that caught my attention. I followed the link to the Youtube video and was immediately fascinated by this man. I am not exactly sure why, but it seemed that…… Continue reading Information Exchange

Three Levels of the Mind

The individual mind of the previous post Ignorance and Projection is different from the primordial and the universal mind. In the zodiac there are three basic levels. These levels are seen everywhere and in everything, but here it is used for the individual human development of the mind. ‘Primordial’  is used for the pre-individual phase…… Continue reading Three Levels of the Mind

What versus How

Until now I have mainly been writing about my other blogs for the aboutpage. And re-posting some posts from those blogs to get things started on this blog. The reason is not that I don’t know what I want to write about. The reason is that I don’t know HOW to write it. Do I…… Continue reading What versus How

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